While I consider The Secret World to be one of the best (if not the best, period) storytelling engine that I’ve seen in MMOs, it’s a little strange how my character has yet to say a single word in the entirety of her adventures... This game world and its inhabitants are so incredibly interesting, but I still don’t quite know who I am.Syp is wishing that his character could speak for herself. Seems that many—though not all—of his readers disagree; I happen to be one of them.
~Syp, When My Death Comes
My characters' voices are different than whatever the devs and artists would think of. A perhaps ironic example: I "pictured" Zen Rafell, my Smuggler in SWTOR, as having a gravelly voice like the guy in the SWTOR cinematic trailer, "The Return":
I know exactly who my TSW characters are. Well, maybe not exactly. But we've settled into a comfortable relationship.